The light shows have been featured at Disney Springs, Coachella Music Festival and during the 2017 Super Bowl halftime show with Lady Gaga. The feat is on track to becoming a new Guinness World Record for the most drones flown indoors by a single pilot. This CES 2018 saw Intel introduce a new version of drones called "Shooting Star Mini". A scaled-down version of that system now works indoors, Intel says, making it flawless for conferences, Vegas shows and bar mitzvahs. Intel designed the mini quadcopter specifically with indoor flight in mind, downsizing the drone's size while adding safety features, including propeller guards.
Using software, a single person can create a light show with a large fleet of the tiny drones.
Intel capped its keynote with a light show that was impressive (at least if you were in the arena to get the full effect of the tiny drones flying in 3D space). In doing so, it beat its own previous record of 100 drones in less than a year.
Intel says drones equipped with number-crunching AI programs could spped up the process thanks to real-time data analysis that may "find unexpected insights that the driver can use to improve".
At a theater in the Monte Carlo hotel, the drones took off indoors and put on an aerial show.
Intel launched 250 Shooting Star drones over the Bellagio and synced up a dazzling display in the sky with the ever popular Fountains of Bellagio show.
The performances can be seen at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. tonight and 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday tied to the annual CES show.